The Right To Land (A Human Right)

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The right to land is one of the human rights and it is an inherent and indispensable right. Land directly affects the enjoyment of a number of human rights and it is a source of livelihood for many people. In terms of human rights, it affects a range of issues, including poverty reduction and development. Land rights, especially in developing countries, are closely related to the right to food and health, the right to work and a range of other human rights and in many cases, the right to land is associated with the identity and livelihood of the local community, land thus its very survival. For farmers, peasants and fishermen, land represents a vital component of a certain way of life

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